By Tina Jordan
Updated May 11, 2007 at 04:00 AM EDT

Looking for ”ways to live more lightly in an increasingly crowded and raggedy-assed world,” Alisa Smith and J.B. MacKinnon spend a year eating food originating within 100 miles of their Vancouver apartment.

Biggest Setback
The pair buys wheat to make bread, but while separating the berries from the chaff they discover it’s riddled with mouse turds.

Light and funny, marred only by the his-and-hers chapter construction. B+